|Hamilton Russel Vineyards on Wine Route 320|
Thursday, 26 May 2016
The picturesque “Heaven and Earth Valley” has been firmly established on the wine tourism map boasting a line-up of approximately 15 wine cellars; I spent two days exploring almost all of them, and will be doing two separate posts to cover it all. As per usual Travel and Trade South Africa, leaves few stones unturned to provide our readers with the best possible images; because we truly believe in the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”.
link to download and print your map: http://www.hermanuswine.com/pdfs/wine-route-map.pdf
|© Azura Mozambique|
Azura Mozambique, an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles surrounded by sparkling turquoise seas. A mere 16 villas are nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, with all the creature comforts you could wish for, sparkling private pools, Mozambican Butler-hosts to look after your every need, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, a fantastic range of activities and experiences, an African spa to relax in, all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you.
Medjumbe the 1km long and 500m wide island with a long sand-bar tail called the ‘spit’ lies on the edge of the protected Quirimbas National Park. Quirimbas Archipelago in Cabo Delgado Province, Northern Mozambique, is a captivating chain of 32 coral islands. There are no inhabitants on this island other than the hotel guests and the staff that take care of them.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
|Colonial Figures │ Statues approx 2 Meters Tall Phases Africa|
Size: Range from 1.5 Meters – 2.5 Meters tall
Saturday, 7 May 2016
David Reade - Born England 1960
1977 - Began working with glass under master glassblower Michael Harris at Isle of Wight Studio Glass. During a seven year period he worked in Southern Ireland and at the Isle of Wight learning glassblowing and designing skills.
GLASS AND STEEL LIGHTING FIXTURE
|In Route to Willamore © Noleen Kutash|
Take the N2 from Cape Town to Addo National Elephant Park and stop in Riviersonderend for the best pies at Ou Meul Bakkery. There are several amazing towns where you can overnight to break up the trip two boutique hotels that stand out amongst the rest; one situated in the Wilderness the other in Plettenberg Bay
Instead of staying in Addo, I selected to stay on top of Zuurberg at a majestic place called Camp Figtree. I opted to stay here because I love peace and quiet and I must have something to look at from every room, Camp Figtree as far as I'm concerned ascribed to all my needs. The staff were absolutely amazing and could not possibly have been more accommodating and the set menu for dinner excellent and so was breakfast.
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Thursday, 21 April 2016
Available at PHASESAFRICA.COM
We are proud to represent the work of this amazing artist from Southern Africa. He creates these one-of-a-kind light fixtures; by collecting naturally tumbled pieces of glass, driftwood, shells and found objects from our beaches. There is no limit to size, shape, structure and texture. Most recently he created some unique lighting fixtures made from wood as well as beads.
|Recycled Lighting Fixture by: Phasesafrica.com|
Monday, 18 April 2016
This was a short trip only 8 days in total. Spent two nights in Nairobi and recommend you avoid staying over there if you can. Not because there is anything wrong with Nairobi, other than the traffic, it's a nightmare you can easily spent 30 minutes in one place without moving a cm in any direction. I was accompanied on this trip by 6 friends, 3 from South Africa, one from Los Angeles, one from Switzerland and another from Italy. We arrived at our hotel in Nairobi on the outskirts of town, showered and spent 2 hours in traffic for a 20 minute drive to the famous Muthaiga Country Club here we met two friends that are members. Here the colonial settlers partied until the early morning hours the place is steeped in history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muthaiga_Country_Club
|Muthaiga Country Club circa 1913 Nairobi Kenya|
|Kids' Room Decor │ Wire Art Zebra │ Kids Furniture and Decor|
Phases Africa Furniture & Decor PTY ltd, has launched a brand new category Kids' Furniture and Decor. Our collection of children’s room rugs, animal objects and kids' room seating for all ages is just a taste of more to come.
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
In post - Renaissance Europe, Kuba Cloth, the embroidered and appliqué decorated raffia cloth from the Congo (formerly Zaire), entered the curio cabinets and treasuries of nobles and kings as the finest representation of African art. More recently, the mastery of Kuba cloths' abstract patterning was a source of inspiration to artists such as Matisse, who displayed part of his large collection on the wall of his studio. www.phasesafrica.com directly trade with the Congo's most renowned source on Kuba and Shoowa Cloth.
|Kuba Cloth by: © Phases Africa (dot) com|